The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Muhammadu Buhari said he believed INEC had learnt from the mistakes of the past and was totally able to deliver the elections and therefore the result once after Saturday.
He further said, “According to the daily INEC public briefings given in the week, the Electoral Commission says it’s prepared and totally ready to conduct the election in a very free, honest and clear manner.
“I believe INEC realises the profound and weighty duty that rests upon it. We have a tendency to should toss away doubt and have religion that INEC can rise to the occasion. we have a tendency to should believe and encourage INEC to satisfy and honour this responsibility it owes to our country.
“As your President, I hereby raise all Nigerians with balloting cards to participate in shaping the longer term of our nation by exercise your democratic rights tomorrow. I urge you to travel out and vote.”
Buhari acknowledged that, democracy, being the most effective type of government, had its own challenges, line of work on all to hold back to check the exercise ahead through.
“Tomorrow, the polls open. Tomorrow, we have a tendency to affirm that Federal Republic of Nigeria stands as a democracy which no worldly hand will deter USA from this wise and fitting path we’ve got chosen for ourselves.
“While democracy is that the most helpful thanks to choose a nation’s leaders, it’s faraway from the simplest factor to realize and maintain.
“It needs a mix of patience, tolerance, compassion, diligence, knowledge and hope. These traits exist in USA the Nigerian individuals. thanks to WHO we have a tendency to area unit, democracy has the possibility to flourish during this land.”
He ascertained that tho’ several had thought that the postponement of the polls at first from Feb sixteen to Feb twenty three would spell doom for the state, he was elated that Nigerians stood firm and focussed.
Buhari same, “Many were disturbed and thought the worst may happen. You established them wrong by showing that you just area unit a good individuals with AN permanent love for peace, democracy and therefore the unity of our country.
“It is simply upon the freely expressed can of the those that government actually dedicated to the welfare, rights and interests of the individuals will be supported.
“Do not enable anyone to discourage you from the exercise of your rights as voters and voters tomorrow. To vote means you suspect in Federal Republic of Nigeria and therefore the glorious things the longer term holds for this nation and its individuals.
“No matter our political leanings, we have a tendency to all believe Federal Republic of Nigeria, within the noble principles that it stands and within the values we attempt for our beloved nation to uphold.
“All WHO area unit ready, should vote so we have a tendency to might higher excellent this democracy and still build the larger nation we have a tendency to request.
“Do not be fearful of rumours of violence and unrest. Our security agencies have worked diligently to confirm that adequate security measures area unit in situ.
“You are going to be ready to pick out an environment of openness and peace, barren of concern from threat or intimidation.”
Speaking on security, peace and safety throughout the polls, the President assured each native and international observers that there would be adequate security.